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We pick apart every schools All-Time lists, to design the best All-Star DMR possible.
Six current Overall State Record Holders will be competing, all on the same day.
There were so many great races to feature from the 2020 Yale Track Classic.
Highlighting those athletes are 20 events you absolutely cannot miss with a staggering 10 national records on the chopping block.
The East Coast comes to New York, where they will battle for the right to board the plane to Portland.
A look at three videos, some coming soon, and other out now.
50% of all State Titles went to those who won in 2018, the rest providing plenty of drama.
2019 Boys NYSPHSAA Cross Country State Meet Preview
We look at all the action that happened around the State.
Scorching competition with historic results is the prediction for Burnt Hills this weekend
Could this be the genesis of two At-Large Bids for the Northeast?
Savannah Roark captured the AAA individual race victory and led Beavercreek to second place in the team standings at the 55th Annual McQuaid Invitational.
On the course that would hold States, Section 3 came to race.
It was a busy weekend for New Yorkers down in North Carolina, and we sure came away with plenty of hardware.
We're set for one of the best meets in the country.
The New York State Indoor Championships was this past Saturday and we witnessed some of the nation's best put up some U.S. top marks.
We break down the state of the relay in the state of New York.
A number of Pennsylvania's top athletes are set to compete in the Millrose Games this weekend!
New England and New York teams gathered over the Holiday Break to put together a plethora of state and nation best performances.
The Shenendehowa (NY) High School boys track and field is raising awareness this season to a specific cause
We pick out the biggest things to happen over the weekend.
Van Cortlandt Park has once again brought some of the best competition short of a national championship.
St. Peter's Prep won the E Division title for 2nd straight year at the Manhattan Invitational
Eastern States is about to explode into action again at Van Cortlandt Park, and this year there is a definite flavor of Western States too as the nation's #2 team Claremont flies in from California to battle for the crown
Episode 4 of the MileSplit Coaches Corner features Lee's Summit West (MO) head girls cross country and track and field coach Jesse Griffin.
With over 8,300 runners and 260 teams, the McQuaid Invitational provided some of the best national XC action this side of the Mississippi River.
Section 3 is kicking off the season strong,
The Hornets have flown high to thirteen straight state championships while hoarding away twelve national titles, but this year the hive is under attack.
You couldn't complain about the weather, and neither could you complain about the competition.
The New York Girls brings home a Championship of America Penn Relays Wheel.
We circle back with a big question from 2017: How untouchable is the girls 4x800 national record?
It may be four hours later than planned, but the New York Indoor State Meet is set to kick off one of the best meets in the Country.
Josh Hoey and Gabrielle Wilkinson nearly hit mile state record, while Thelma Davies repeated at Millrose
Is this the best year ever for Track and Field in NY?
The Yale Track Classic is always one of the best meets abroad for the Empire State.
A pair of repeat winners here in New York
East Coast comes to New York, where two of the most historic courses call home
he fields are primed for the action, and on both sides, we may see some new faces on top of the podium.
No other state does cross country quite like New York.
It's the most competitive time of the year!
We pick out the seven best storylines we saw this weekend, and break them all down for you.
See which are the strongest teams in each NXN region.
New teams join old faces atop the podium at the Suburban Council Champs
A look at the All-Time Lists ahead of Saturday's action.
One of Shenendehowa (NY) High's top standouts, Hannah Reale, has committed to Wisconsin.
Four Nationally ranked programs are set to matchup, alongside three strong harriers on the top of their game.
Van Cortlandt Park has been home to many a great performance, and we have them all, ranked through the Top 100.
The annual Manhattan Invitational is hitting 45 year milestone, and with it comes plenty of history.
These are all the storylines of the early season, and those that are still developing.
Check out some of the best races of the weekend.
With over 7500 runners and 250 teams, the McQuaid Invitational is the starting ground for high profile competition in the State of New York.
Jillian Shippee goes No. 6 all-time in the girls hammer at the New England Championships
Shenendehowa's Jillian Shippee threw US No. 6 All-Time in the hammer throw Friday night at the New York Relays.
Breaking nine minutes in the girls 4x800 relay is no easy task.
Seven teams break into the US top ten at the Yale Track Classic in the DMR lead by Shenendehowa's 11:57.54!
Check out the weekend's fastest performers
Every year, there is a lull in the action in New York State. Most teams use that time to prepare for the brutal string of championship meets to come, which whittles the State down from 1000 teams across four classifications, down to one Federation Champion in five weeks time.
Is New York vulnerable in 2016?
Combining the national rankings of the Top-500 teams in the US to see which squads have the strongest DMR teams!
Watch the race to see the new US #1 12:02 performance!
In the first edition of MileSplit Awards, we highlight some of the top performers from around the country this past weekend.
Shenendehowa head coach Rob Cloutier opens up about what it's like to coach in perhaps the toughest league in the nation. His girls team ranks No. 6 on the Saucony Flo50 Pre-Season National Rankings.
It's harder for Shenendehowa to make the New York state meet than NXN - learn more about the No. 6 ranked Plainsmen, who return six of their seven varsity runners
Millrose madness, relay ridiculousness, mile mayhem, and some US top 10 ALL-TIME marks
Run Junkie HS presented by New Balance: Hands down the most competitive weekend to date this indoor season. Hear all that went down
Projected order of the 22 teams that will toe the line for NXN in Portland on Saturday
Saratoga Springs vs. Shenendehowa. Corning vs. Elmira. F-M vs. Liverpool. All this week in NY Section Champs
See how some in-state battles at State Champs have affected the Saucony Flo50 Rankings
A big upset in New York! US #17 Elmira District (67 pts) girls took down the US #1 ranked squad Fayetteville-Manlius (71 pts) at the McQuaid Invitational with a 4 point win.
US Girls No. 1 Fayetteville Manlius shows their dominance while a powerful Arlington squad overtakes US Boys No. 4 Shaker in light of recent injuries.
When the championship portion of the season rolls around that’s when most high school track and field athletes do most of their team’s heavy lifting. So since some of the county championships have started around New York State, I wanted to take a highlight some of the best doubles we’ve seen over this past weekend. Here are some that stood out.
The Eastern States Championship race at the Manhattan Invitational is meant to bring together some of the best teams in the country on a course considered a benchmark for evaluating distance runners. With that said, New York proved again to be one of the most competitive states in the US in cross country.
PAWLING – Lizzie Predmore felt it. Queensbury’s Brittany Winslow felt it too. The one arduous hill on the course at Lakeside Park seeped into both their legs and snatched any ideas of a monster kick.
Neither Blake Heriot nor Brady Gehret had raced 300 meters before. Yet, in two different sections of the junior boys 300 they notched the two fastest times in the country this season.
Two New York girls teams were added to the field for the Nike Cross Nationals Saturday in Portland, Ore., it said when the 11-person NXN at-large selection committee released the four boys and girls at-large teams invited to the national championships.
One week from now, 44 teams will be in Portland, and each with the dream of contending for the national championship of high school cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Photo courtesy John Olson, SCRUNNERS
Photo courtesy: John Olson, South Carolina Runner's
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Shenendehowa coach Mark Thompson made certain to use the words “soundly beaten” when he talked about where his team stood with three-quarters of a mile left in the Class AA race the Section 2 championships. But whether it was catching a glimpse of the finish line or the sight of sectional championship and berth to the state meet fading away, Shen summoned something in that final stretch.
New York State has it's own NXN Region, so the top two teams at the NXN Regional both qualify for the NXN Championships in Portland, Oregon. Here's a look at some of the top teams from last year and where they stack up right now in paper.
PHILADELPHIA – She’ll look down at her ankle and remember the day. It won’t be the metal spikes and tore a layer of skin from her ankle but the subsequent moments that will burn into her memory.
A preview of the boys NY State Championships this weekend in Ithaca, NY.
PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s not uncommon for it to get rough at the start of an elite cross country race. Shoving happens. Elbows. Some tripping. But rarely does an entire team bite it the opening meters of a national race. Let alone, get up and finish fourth.
WAPPINGERS FALLS—There aren’t many times you’ll see anything like this. It wasn’t some local county meet or some small schools where one team breaks away and wipes the floor with everyone. This was the national qualifier, the Nike Cross Nationals New York Regional and Fayetteville-Manilus had clogged the front of the field like they were leading some ridiculously fast training run.
Who's going to Portland for NXN. Will FM boys and girls make the trip? How about Saratoga and Burnt Hills. ArmoryTrack.com will be on site this weekend at Bowdoin Park with race videos, pictures, interviews, and stories. So enjoy your Thanksgiving meal and break and we'll see you Saturday.
WAPPINGERS FALLS – Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake coach Shaun Zepf said his team wanted a nasty course. He said they hoped for rain and mud. They got both.
When the Class AA race ended at the state championships last week, Shenendehowa teammates and coaches just looked at each other unsure. They struggled their shoulders then waited nervously see if they’d beat Fayetteville-Manillus.
Mark Thompson is in his second season as head coach of cross country powerhouse Shenendehowa, after 10 years as an assistant under legendary coach Matt Jones. Thompson has helped guide Shen to four state championships and five state federation titles in cross country.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Two miles into the race and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Queensbury were nearly deadlocked. Success or failure was just one surge away.
On the strength of its record-setting performance in winning the Sweepstakes race at the Mt. SAC Invitational, Saugus (CA) moves past Fayetteville-Manlius into the top spot in the team rankings.
Several recent big meets, such as Nike South, Manhattan College and the Great American have helped to bring some clarity to the rankings. North Central boys and Fayetteville-Manlius girls hold the top spots.
A big weekend of competition generally means some major movement in the national rankings, and that is certainly the case this week. Making the biggest leap is Tatnall (DE) (pictured by Brandon Miles), who after beating then U.S.#4 Collins Hill (GA) at the McDonald's XC Festival at Maymont jumps to US#8 in the girls rankings.
A lot of competitive invitationals took place last weekend, meaning that a few of the top teams in the country lost to unranked squads. With those loses comes new teams jumping into the week #4 MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. See who's in and who's out in this week's edition.
With many of the top teams in the country running in their first or second competition of the year, the MileSplit National CC Rankings are starting to take better shape. Boys U.S.#1 North Central (WA) opened their season in victorious fashion, while Girls U.S.#1 Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) has yet to compete, but is looking strong in practices.
Every week this fall leading to Nike Cross Nationals, we'll publish the MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. In our first installment North Central (WA) boys and Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) girls lead the rankings. Check back every Monday evening for the newest MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. (picture by Tyrone Hoskins)
Suffern girls. Shenendehowa boys top State Rankings These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 20 deep for individuals and 20 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place.
Kaulbach blows away field on anchor leg By Christopher Hunt PHILADELPHIA – Germantown Friends (Pa.) coach Rob Hewitt watched his athletes lug the huge Penn Relays plaque across the infield at Franklin Field. He said it was the best thing ever. “It’s everything we wanted,” he said. FULL STORY HERE
Danbury of Connecticut takes home the team trophy in the Championship DMR setting a new meet record of 10:21.0 paced by a sparkling 4:20.1 anchor leg by All-American Parker Boudreau. Host Monsignor Farrell is victorious in a hotly contested 4x400 as James Farley splits 49.9 in Farrell's 3:23.4 triumph. Curtis wins the 4x200 as the Warriors All-American Troy Faulkner records a 22.0 on the anchor -- he later came back with a 48.5 in the 4x400. MORE PICTURES HERE www.wingedfootfotos.com
Edge Colonie 70-69 for Crown.Colonie's Steve Crouse wins Triple Jump with 47-07.25" leap. Shen boys wins DMR in 10:35. Shen girls win DMR in 12:26. Holy Names girls team places 2nd led by Jordan White's 2:55.08 1000m win. Caitlin Lane wins mile in 4:55.25 leading 5 girls under 5 minutes. Holya Names girls run US#1 9:23.34 4x800m while freshman teammate Klarissa Riks wins long jump with a leap of 17-07 and 55m dash in 7.22. FULL MEET RESULTS HERE
OVER 200 PICTURES POSTED HERE Girls Race Video - Girls Story - Photo Gallery- Boys Story Coming Tuesday....Video interviews with Zach Rivers, Emly Lipari, and Giovanni Signoretti. Technical difficulties have prevented us from posting the boys race video. We are working on it. For now, here is a Qucktime file you can download
Heat Wave Slows XC Opening WeekendThe temperature was pushing 90 degrees in lower New York and the heat was felt across the state as times were a little slower than hoped for. At The Saranac Lake Invitational, the time wasn't that fast but the outcome was as expected as Ticonderoga senior Lee Berube won his first invitational of the season with a time of 17:47.Left: Victoria Pontecorvo (Tottenville) won the girls varsity race at The Rob Breen Invitational. www.wingedfootfotos.comRead More Highlights
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